Craignaught Hill, East Ayrshire, Scotland

Craignaught Hill, East Ayrshire, Scotland

This evening I am posting information on today’s ‘reconnaissance trip’ in preparation for upcoming ancestry tour.

Today, with aid of a helpful local person, we located Craignaught Hill near the village of Dunlop in East Ayrshire, about 25 miles S.W. of Glasgow, Scotland.

This is the site known as Battle of Boyd’s Hill where a clan battle was fought on July 9th 1439 between Clan Boyd of Kilmarnock and the Stewart family of Darnley.

The conflict was result of a feud between the two clans. Outcome was defeat for the Boyds who were outnumbered 2:1.

Opportunity is taken to post images of Dunlop (pop  840) and surrounding countryside.

Rural Scene, Ayrshire, Scotland.

Rural Scene, Ayrshire, Scotland.

Dunlop Nature Park

Dunlop Nature Park

Dunlop Parish Church, Ayrshire, Scotland

Dunlop Parish Church, Ayrshire, Scotland.

Main Street, Dunlop, Ayrshire, Scotland

Main Street, Dunlop, Ayrshire, Scotland

Dunlop House, Ayrshire, Scotland

Dunlop House, Ayrshire, Scotland

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